Olympic swimmer Beisel will attend Florida

By Adam Silverstein
November 4, 2009

Now 17, Elizabeth Beisel has already competed in one Olympic Games – 2008 in Beijing, China. She finished in fourth in the 200-meter individual medley and fifth in the 200-meter backstroke. While she trains hard and attempts to earn her way back to the 2012 Games in London, England, Beisel has decided to attend the University of Florida in the fall.

A native of Rhode Island, Beisel informed Florida Gators swimming and diving coach Gregg Troy last Saturday that she would be wearing the Orange & Blue in the coming school year. Most recently, she won two individual titles at the U.S. National Swimming Championships in June and a bronze medal in the 200-yard backstroke in August at the World Championships in Rome, Italy.

In other Gators swimming news… All-American Shaune Fraser was named the National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week for the second time so far this season. Fraser helped Florida (3-0, 1-0 SEC) win its third dual meet of the 2009-10 season (defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 139-104), earning first place individually in both the 200 fly and 200 IM, while contributing to the UF 400-yard medley relay with his butterfly stroke.

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